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Fall Membership Drive – September 23-27, 2013

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September 23, 2013

Join us for the 2013 Fall Membership Drive, Monday through Friday, September 23rd-27th, from 7 am to 7 pm each day as we continue the work of the New Evangelization.  Our continuing theme is Build the Church, Bless the Nation.

It’s a Great Time to be Catholic in America

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Kresta Commentary
 
September 20, 2013
 
By Al Kresta
 
Dear friends,
 
Because I am on the road today, I wanted to post my continuing reflections on the Pope Francis interview. Continue Reading

Fair, truthful look at opposing arguments

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Pittsburgh Catholic

September 20, 2013

By Mike Aquilina

Book Review

“Dangers to the Faith: Recognizing Catholicism’s 21st-Century Opponents,” by Al Kresta. Our Sunday Visitor, 2013 (www.osv.com; 800-348-2440). 304 pages. $14.95.

When I was very young, I toured a newsroom, and I remember seeing a card at someone’s desk. It read: “Is it true? Is it kind?”  Continue Reading

Rights of the Family Threatened by Media: Journalist Shares Compelling Research on How Media Dismantles Families and Dominates Lives

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Christian News Wire

September 18, 2013

By Gail J. Coniglio

Experience and statistics show that media saturation is redefining society, according to author, and syndicated Catholic radio and TV show host, Teresa Tomeo. She is one of four international journalists invited by the Pontifical Council for the Family to share their expertise at the Vatican this week at a roundtable discussion on the topic, “Explore the Rights of the Family and the Challenges of the Contemporary World.”  Continue Reading

Register Radio: Al Kresta on Dangers

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National Catholic Register

September 16, 2013

By Jeanette Demelo

Dangers to the Faith by Al Kresta

… Dan Burke spoke with Ave Maria Radio’s Al Kresta about his new book Dangers to the Faith: Recognizing Catholicism’s 21st Century Opponents.

One point Kresta makes on the show is that “social reform movements have always appealed to Christianity;” for example the abolition of slavery and Continue Reading

Al Kresta at i.d. 916

September 5, 2013

Al Kresta speaks on The Crisis of Discipleship at the i.d. 916 meeting in September 2013.

Are We on the Right Track in the Fight for Marriage?

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National Catholic Register

September 4, 2013

By Al Kresta

COMMENTARY: Joseph Bottum’s Essay Critiquing the Church’s Current Efforts Against Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Raises Questions Worth Considering.

Joseph Bottum’s Commonweal essay, subtitled “The Things We Share: A Catholic’s Case for Gay Marriage,” has not even raised an Continue Reading

Ypsilanti: Organizer responds to Islamic Conference article

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The Ypsilanti Courier

August 24, 2013

By Al Kresta

Re: Joseph Yelick’s piece on Saturday debate, Is Islam a Religion of Peace?

As the sponsor and moderator of Saturday’s “Is Islam a Religion of Peace?” debate, I thank Mr. Yelick for actually including some quotations from the debate. However, I must take him to task on two important points.

First: While we had “a frank, no-holds barred debate” as Continue Reading

Two New Podcasts Launched by Ave Maria Radio

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August 21, 2013

Ave Maria Radio is pleased to announce the launch of new podcast feeds for two popular programs, Stories From the Heart with Sandra McDevitt and The Good Fight with Barbara McGuigan. The two feeds will be updated daily after the programs air on the radio giving those who miss the radio program the chance to listen at a later time.

Both programs are currently available in Ave Maria Radio’s new Audio Archive, but V.P. and General Manager, Michael P. Jones says, “Our listeners want us to provide more options for accessing our programs and this is our goal. Now that we have launched of our new Audio Archive, our next step is to make all of our programs available as podcasts.”

In addition, Jones says that both Stories From the Heart and The Good Fight are available on iTunes as well.

Ypsilanti: Christian, Islamic speakers clash at symposium

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The Ypsilanti Courier

August 16, 2013

By Joseph Yelick

For Heritage Media

It was an all-day raucous affair at the EMU Student center on Saturday (Aug. 10) as Christians and Muslims came together to participate in spirited debates about the Islamic religion.

Held as a “No holds barred” discussion by Al Kresta, CEO of Ave Maria Communications, the three featured debates of the Continue Reading

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